Firearm Offences – VIC

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What the Law States according to VIC Law for Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm,

Firearms Act 1996 – SECT 6A
Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm

6A. Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm

(1) A person must not possess, carry or use a category A, B, C, D or E longarm or Paintball Marker that is not registered.

The Maximum Penalty – Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm

According to VIC Law for the charge of Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm:

Category A or B: For a first offence, 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment.

For a second or subsequent offence, 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

Category C or D: For a first offence, 240 penalty units or 4 years imprisonment.

For a second or subsequent offence, 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

Category E: For a first offence, 600 penalty units or 7 years imprisonment.

For a second or subsequent offence, 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

Paintball Marker: For a first offence, 120 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment;

For a second or subsequent offence, 1200 penalty units or 10 years imprisonment.

What the Police must prove according to VIC Law for Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm

(a) the offence occurred at the time and place alleged.
(b) the offender was the accused
(c) the accused possessed, used or carried a firearm that was not registered

Possible Defences under VIC Law – Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm

(a) Duress
(b) Factual dispute
(c) Identification dispute
(d) Lack of intent
(e) Mental impairment
(f) Necessity
(g) Self-defence

In VIC which court will hear the matter – Offence to possess, carry or use an unregistered longarm

Magistrates’ Court

 

Date: 09/01/2009